Friday, October 19, 2012

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

There isn't much more that is comforting on a cold day than soup and a grilled cheese. I remember eating this meal a ton when I was little so, I decided to remake this meal but instead of canned tomato soup, I made it from scratch. It was so easy and so good! Recipe from All Recipes

This recipe is very simple with only two steps, you'll have an amazing soup!

Ingredients:
4 whole fresh tomatoes
4 cups of tomato juice
14 fresh basil leaves (I used dried basil that I already had on hand. 1tsp of dried basil = 3 tsp. of fresh basil)
1 cup of heavy whipping cream (I used 3/4 cup)
1 stick of butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot. 

Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil.

Makes 4 servings.

I also made grilled cheese sandwiches to go with this meal. I used two different kinds of cheese. Yum!

What are your winter comfort food staples?

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